Chic Handbag

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 14
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • 10” Square chocolate cake


  • 1kg Dark chocolate ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 12” Square cake drum
  • 10” Square cake card


  • 1.5Kg Pale blue sugarpaste
  • 330g White sugarpaste
  • 50g Dark green sugarpaste
  • 20g White flower paste

Modelling Chocolate

  • 300g White modelling chocolate

Paints and Dusts

  • Radiant gold dust (Sugarflair)
  • Silver Satin dust (Sugarflair)
  • Pearl white dust (Sugarflair)


  • High percentage alcohol
  • Edible glue
  • Icing sugar
  • Cake box lid (card or paper of some description)
  • 20 Gauge florist wire x 2


  • Palette knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife


  • Large paintbrush
  • Medium Paintbrush
  • Pastry brush

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools
  • Large stitchy tool

Cakey Tools

  • Metal scraper
  • Large rolling pin
  • Leather texture mat by Autumn Carpenter
  • Cake smoother
We love handbags. Whether they're on your arm, or in cake form. The only bad thing about Paul's amazing design, is that you probably won't want to cut into it!
It's a big feeder, and perfect for fabulous fashionistas. With the skills learned you'll be able to make all sorts of edible handbags.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to carve cake, work with ganache, get lovely sharp corners, cover awkward shapes, create lovely textures, create free standing handles and much more! This cake is ideal for a pro cake designer or an intermediate looking for a new challenge.

We'd love to see your take on the Chic Handbag - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 185,000+ students.  
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